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by PeeBee
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cornelius keg for real ale
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Cornelius keg for real ale

LeeH wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:36 pm
...awaiting a 10 page reply from pee bee.
Ger-off! Anyway, not for me, I cheat and use a CO2 cylinder. But I've been woken now so I'll chuck the "treatise" at it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwzEv5 ... V1bWc/view
by PeeBee
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: gas line size
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: gas line size

thanks peebee I will ramp up the primary pressure a bit,my adjustable propane reg is the one you originally recommended 0.5-2 bar not the later one with more output pressure Both those Clesse one's take up to 16BAR. The 50-150mbar ones (which you've got and are perfectly adequate) and the 20-300mba...
by PeeBee
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: gas line size
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: gas line size

I am only using the polyurethane tube on the gas side ,the beer side is what came with my beer fridge (clear flexible )' the gas side is all external to the fridge apart from the 3 lines that feed the 3 sankey connectors ,they feed through a hole at the rear of the fridge. i am using the https://ww...
by PeeBee
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Bicarbonate HC03
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Bicarbonate HC03

You know, I really, really resent this …

This stuff comes in smaller and smaller bottles. I'm off to fetch another one …
by PeeBee
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Bicarbonate HC03
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Bicarbonate HC03

Ahh, it's so pleasant not having to be irritated by annoying post's … Capture-iv.JPG No good, I'm bored, I'll have to take a peek … What's this! My favourite "Norwegian Troll" has switched its attention on to someone else! ("Norwegian Troll" is meant to be a windup; not the "troll" bit, that will ha...
by PeeBee
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Bicarbonate HC03
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Bicarbonate HC03

I will try and keep this simple. … Thanks very much. That certainly helps fill some gaps. But I can still grumble about "As CaCO3". Though the customers reading these reports with the old arcane (and confusing!) descriptors to modify their water for brewing beer is perhaps too small a sample of the...
by PeeBee
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Bicarbonate HC03
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Bicarbonate HC03

… What harm is there in adding Ca(OH)2 to DI, distilled, or RO mash water pre doughing in for the mash, and to which minerals such as calcium or magnesium sulfate, calcium chloride, or NaCl have also been added? Ah, you think I'm talking about water! The equation is: PeeBee + (mention of slaked lim...
by PeeBee
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: gas line size
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: gas line size

Cor, It's got my name on it! I'd better do a bit of "technical support": I think the others here have convinced you it has nothing to do with restricted flow due to 4mm ID tubing. If there was such a restriction, the keg pressure would catch up within a second anyway. 3/8" tubing will happily suppor...
by PeeBee
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Bicarbonate HC03
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Bicarbonate HC03

You can also get chalk to dissolve under pressure, so a PET bottle, carbonation cap and CO2 supply is another method. So I understand. But I can't find a breakdown of the mechanisms that make this happen. The same mechanism that will dissolve chalk in the mash no doubt? (Hence, add chalk to the mas...
by PeeBee
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Bicarbonate HC03
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Bicarbonate HC03

… In the mash, where it isn't so 'insoluble'. … I know that. But look back at the OP: "alkalinity is measured as Bicarbonate in Brewfarther but both of my water reports measure it as Carbonate CO3". All these calculators have you assuming you are dissolving the salts in the water. Even Graham Wheel...
by PeeBee
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Bicarbonate HC03
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Bicarbonate HC03

… "As CaCO3" is only a convenient means of reporting (damn confusing one). Don't try to dissolve CaCO3 in your mash water as that is virtually impossible, but the stuff is inexplicably still sold in homebrew shops as powdered chalk, or limestone. Having been very dismissive of "chalk" (CaCO3), I sh...
by PeeBee
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Bicarbonate HC03
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Bicarbonate HC03

Flippin' carbonate chemistry, it could drive sane people suicidal (I'm immune 'cos I don't come under the "sane" category). What helped me was getting my head around something like this: Carbonate.gif Realising there is virtually no CO3-- in UK tap water certainly helps (it will mainly be HCO3-, UK ...
by PeeBee
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornelius Keg Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1004

Re: Cornelius Keg Cons?

Hi PeeBee Apologies - I just meant for OP’s benefit that if he isn’t wanting real ale style beer (which - sorry - is relatively flat in beer terms!) then he ignores line balancing at his peril. I have unfortunately poured too many pints of foam which settle absolutely flat and with inexplicably rui...
by PeeBee
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 3 output CO2 regulator - leak on primary?
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: 3 output CO2 regulator - leak on primary?

If I've got this right: The gauge is telling you tank pressure. Displaying 50BAR would be about right (actually about 60BAR, or 860PSI, while any liquid CO2 remains in the cylinder but those high pressure gauges are hopelessly inaccurate). You've turned the cylinder off. What the gauge is then telli...
by PeeBee
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: GF conical fermenter practical questions
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: GF conical fermenter practical questions

https://www.brewuk.co.uk/transfer-lid.html This is what I use, I have adapted the fitting with a corney gas post. Bit of tube into a plastic bottle for a blow off. When it comes to transfer into keg, I either use the GF pressure transfer kit or connect up either the gas post (blank off the blow of ...